Christopher Van Tilburg
Don't Decks (series)
The Mountaineers Books Feb 23, 2007
Activity Cards / Sports & Recreation / Outdoor Skills / Reference
Size of deck of cards: 456 pages
3.76" x 5.28"
Don't Die Out There!
* Survival tips packaged in a playful and popular format -- a card deck
* Practical information drawn from theEmergency Survival andFirst Aid pocket guides, both Mountaineers Books' bestsellers
* Written by an outdoorsman and physician
* Water-resistant card stock
When heading into the outdoors, you chose multi-purpose gear whenever possible -- bonus points for equipment that's both functional and fun. You can't do better thanThe Don't Die Out There Deck, a compact deck of playing cards that tucks easily into any backpack or pocket. From construction of emergency shelters and evacuation techniques to how to care for someone with a fracture or construct a solar still, your poker hand contains basic survival tips that could prove lifesaving!The Don't Die Out There Deck makes a great gift for anyone who spends time in the outdoors.
Topics are organized by card suit -- Diamonds: survival essentials, signals, locating your position, and shelters; Spades: assessing the situation, water, fire, food, and evacuation techniques; Hearts: basic first aid, hypothermia, frostbite, heat illness, and sprains and dislocations; Clubs: CPR, head and spine injuries, fractures, bites and stings, and evacuating the injured.
"We shuffled the deck and saw that the content is serious stuff - information and how-to procedures that hikers and campers shouldn't be without."...unknown